February 18, 2015
For Immediate Release
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Chief Communications Officer
We see you shiver with antici. . . pation!
Clark College Theatre presents "The Rocky Horror Show" Feb. 27 - March 14
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Are you ready to do the Time Warp again? Clark College Theatre continues its 2014-15 season with the raunchy camp musical classic, The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien. The play is directed by H. Gene Biby and runs Feb. 27 – March 14.
This gleeful spoof of science fiction and horror B movies from the 1950s, made famous by its 1975 film adaptation, has become a beloved cult hit thanks to midnight-movie showings of the film in which audience members dress as their favorite characters and shout lines in response to the film’s dialog. The plot, which involves a naïve young couple being seduced into a world of wonton sexuality by a cross-dressing alien named Dr. Frank N. Furter, is secondary to wickedly clever and high-energy musical numbers like “Sweet Transvestite,” “The Time Warp,” and “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me.”
“For fans of the midnight movie showings, this is a great way to connect with a favorite musical the way it was originally intended to be experienced: as live theatre,” said director H. Gene Biby, who is also head of the Theatre Department. “For those who have never seen the movie, this is an opportunity to enjoy the show without having it be overshadowed by the audience. We encourage audience participation and even sell prop bags at the door, and we’re hoping many audience members dress up the way they might for a movie screening, but at the same time this is live theatre and we encourage respect for our actors. You’ll actually be able to hear the original dialog and song lyrics during the performance.”
Cast includes Kennedy Marvin (Usherette/Phantom), James Martine (Brad), Alexandra Mills (Janet), Mila Boyd (Narrator), Garrett Dabbs (Riff Raff), Wyley Thomason (Columbia), Tatiana Cannalla (Magenta), Michal Capell (Frank N. Furter), Steven Goolsby (Rocky), Zak Campbell (Eddie), and JD Carpenter (Dr. Scott). Photos will be available on Friday, Feb. 20.
Show Dates: February 27 and 28, March 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14. All show times are at 7:30 p.m. Midnight show on March 7.
Ticket Information: Students (with ID) $11; Alumni (with membership) $11; Senior Citizens $13; General Admission $15. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Clark College Bookstore in Gaiser Hall, online at http://www.clarkbookstore.com/site_theatre.asp, or call 360-992-2815. If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP), or visit the Penguin Union Building room 013, two weeks before the event.
High-resolution production photos will be available Feb. 26.